Just got back from Creede, CO and the beautiful Rio Grande for the 2nd Annual "What the Shuck?" event! In a nutshell, this event event brings a core group of Bad-Ass fly shop owners and a select few manufacturers together for 3 days of industry enlightenment, alcohol consuming and debauchery. I take to heart several things from the past 3 days:
#1: We all work in the best industry on Earth, whether you are a guide, owner, or shop dude; this industry kicks ass!
#2: There is plenty of Beer and Maker's Mark in Creede....We tested supply levels
#3: Cats become legends and are the life of the party in Creede, even in a petrified state. See Exhibit A- Tired Kitty Fan Page
#4: If you sleep walk and drink considerably, think about picking a room with a locking door, just so you don't give your roommates the wrong impression. (I am not speaking from personal experience just observation)
#5 The trout in the Rio Grande are Chubby-Chasers, and take down one from time to time. Enough said.
I'd Like to thank Andy, Patrick and most of all Whitey for putting on a kick-ass event, where we not only caught great fish on big flies and drained alcohol supplies in Mineral County; but we learned valuable lessons and gained valuable knowledge to help us continue to supply great service to our loyal and valuable angling compadres!
See the Idylwilde Blog for more in depth info on the What the Shuck, and check out some of their sick patterns on the way out!